Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pockets Of Heat

Started as one large painting, I soon realized this single view of distinct pockets
should be standing individually.  Each breathing, pulsing, murmuring life hidden within
and radiating outward could truly survive on its own.
In a collection or solitary, each holds strength and a feeling of hope.

detail of One, 8"x6"

detail from Two, 8"x7"

detail from Three, 10"x10"

detail from Four, 5"x10"

detail from Five, 8"x14"

Friday, December 9, 2011

... at the Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market

salvaged samples repurposed as soft "leather-wear': cuffs, pedants, lapel pins
fused plastic bag belts

Farming implements repurposed in my Noyes Farm Series
a fruitful trio made from pieced and fused plastic bags 

Snowgnomes ... mischievous winter folk
                                                               ode to Noyes farm                                                                                                                                                                                                               
- two sold from the countertop
before tags could even be place

Meeting interesting people,
making connections with the potential of prosperity,
feeling community, sharing about repurposing,
exchanging creative ideas ... all good.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Fall Art Classes

            Fall art sessions inspired students to look at discarded objects with new eyes.
                            These rockin' Walldolls will shake-up plain walls with new life.

She gathered the clues for a different type of Nancy Drew mystery.

Food Fight!
Hand-drills, pliers, glue guns, wire, heavy-duty scissors ... tools of the trade.
graceful dancer
Fishing for memories at the shore

leather, glass, cellulose clay
winter forest

a gift for dad

Four Fun Fridays of Fusing ...
Everybody loved the "magic" in repurposing and fusing plastic bags.

Students made fused plastic bag wall hangings, wrap-mounted on repurposed timber.
* I add the free-motion sewing.

These beautiful student-produced table lanterns glow from within using tea-lights.

Imagine the possibilities!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Materials of the Moment

 In the works, my Noyes Farm Teapot Series.
For awhile now, I have wanted to create teapots, of the non-utilitarian nature.
The medium was always up in the air.  Literally, I now realize and also next door.
Scavenged from the rafters of an old barn (which recently collapsed to ground level)
---these old timbers are steeping with potential.
Pile of Possibilities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Prank by Mother Nature

We got tricked here on Halloween weekend.
Deciduous shrubs and trees were hammered and robbed.

The weight of the wet snow was too much for many and caused limbs to stretch, split and scatter.

Hydrangeas didn't even have time to blush and say good-bye.
I just couldn't believe my eyes.
Surveying Sugarland ...
 ... I really don't think she saw it coming!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Photo-Op Mornings

 Dog-walks on the nearby trails are a treat for my artist-eyes, heart and soul.
 A delicious way to kick-start my day.  Yummm !
Right at my toes ... never thought graffiti could look so perfect  

It really does pay to keep limber and bend low.

Wolfe Khan helped me.
I can't believe I snapped this using my phone.
Ooooh, ruffles and fluff!
soft vs. hard

 sneakers make it real
Fire on Ice

Gotta love those red, cross-hatched laces.
Golden Feathers.

 Mud and Maple
 Train's not comin' anymore.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Repurposed Leather & Free-Motion Stitching

Lapel Posies, cuffs and pendants

triple-wrap cuff

 Joining forces again --- my love for crazed stitching, repurposing and circles within circles.  
On sale now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

To Stitch or Not To Stitch ? ... conFUSION

First fruit ever fused ...

... second, of the pair.

 To give my still-life life ...
I added free-motion stitching .
Stitching adds depth, though I the pink "bean" has to go.
* Kept the "pink bean" and added a fab pumpkin to make a triple harvest.
 a pumpkin rounds out the trio